Saturday, July 13, 2013

Faux Handmade Paper Card

My faux handmade paper was dried this morning so I made this card. I love how it turned out.
I used chalk on a cotton ball in a circular motion to color the card base since I haven't found my color blank cards yet..

 For my faux hand made paper I used a retired Sizzix folder that usually rips when I try to emboss with it card stock. Because my media was wet it did not rip when I embossed it. While my paper was still in folder I colored it with my metallic water color paints.

 The frame I used "Shaved Ice" fragments on. I didn't realize that it was pink color fragments along with some blue ones.

The focal point is a stamp from Cloud 9. I stamped it in black and colored it with colored pencils.Then cut it out. The flower is pop dotted and the panel it is on is pop dotted.

This was a fun technique to try. Now I'm anxious to try it using paper pulp to make my paper.

Thank you for stopping by and looking. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Triple Embossed Card

Today would have been my late husband's birthday and I knew he would not want me to mope around all day so I decided to play. Because my "playroom" is a disaster I took my things into the kitchen and played on the kitchen table. I still have things to unpack in the "playroom" and to decide how to organize things.
The triple embossing technique is from Technique Junkies June/July newsletter. I decided to give it a try and it was fun combining different folders until I came up with a look that I liked. I ended up using two retired Sizzix folders and a Cuddlebug Organic Flourish border folder. The border flourish embossed a little bit into the Best Friends Forever embossed area but I don't think it looks too bad. I took some different inks (since all I could find was white card stock to emboss on) and rubbed over the embossing. The gold doesn't really show up all that well in the photo.

My focal point I used a rubber stamp by Cloud 9. I stamped with black ink and then colored with chalk. After I finished chalking the image I took a cotton ball and lightly rubbed gold ink over the panel giving it a subtle sheen. Then I rubbed a couple of colors of chalk over the whole panel in a circular motion. I edged the panel with gold ink.

While I was playing and had my embossing folders out I went ahead and tried the Hand Made paper tutorial from the newsletter. I have to wait for my paper to dry before I can turn it into a card. I had fun putting my own twist on the paper making by painting with my metallic water colors to add color. Now if I can find my paper dedicated blender I want to see if I can make a paper pulp out of scrap paper and put it in an embossing folder to make embossed paper.

Thank you for stopping by and looking. I hope I have inspired you today to try something different with your embossing folder.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!